Kinder Konfidence

Kindergarten Konfidence is a set of activities to help prepare your child for school

Build drawing skills

TODAY’S PLAY: Work on focus and build creativity through art and attention to detail.

PREP:

Choose a fruit or flower you have around the house for you and your child to draw with focused attention.

PLAY:

Draw the outline in pencil, and ask your child to look for specific details for you to incorporate into the picture (e.g. the lines on the leaf of a flower or the triangle shape the petal makes).

Once you both feel you have truly represented the object, have your child do the outline in black pen, then color in the shape with crayons, markers, or paint.

Author

Melissa McGlynn

Curriculum Director

Before joining Together10, Melissa was the National Director of Elementary at Teach for America. A 2008 graduate of UC Berkeley Melissa has been a KIPP Lead Pre-K teacher and is currently pursuing her EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership at the USC Rossier School of Education.

Why This Matters

Encourage your child's interests

"You can't program a child to become creative. Try to engineer a certain kind of success, and the best you'll get is an ambitious robot. If you want your children to bring original ideas into the world, you need to let them pursue their passions, not yours."

Source: New York Times